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aleks sierz

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Aleks is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre and Rewriting the Nation, co-editor of theatreVOICE website, and works as a journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large.

Articles By Aleks Sierz

Middle, National Theatre review - a bit of a muddle

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The Corn Is Green, National Theatre review – Nicola Walker teaches a life lesson

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The Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre review – acting masterclass

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Cock, Ambassadors Theatre review – brutal, bruising and brilliant

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Ghosts of the Titanic, Park Theatre review – well written, but poorly staged

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Shedding a Skin, Soho Theatre review - feel the love

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Red Pitch, Bush Theatre review - effortlessly and energetically entertaining

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Queens of Sheba, Soho Theatre review – energy, entertainment and rage

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Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, Royal Court review – fearless, frank and feminist

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The Glow, Royal Court review – bizarre, beautiful and breathtaking

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The 4th Country, Park Theatre review – sympathetic and intriguing

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Trouble in Mind, National Theatre review - race, rage and relevance

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Manor, National Theatre review – ambitious, but unconvincing

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Death of England: Face to Face, National Theatre at Home review - anti-racist trilogy ends with a bang

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Rare Earth Mettle, Royal Court review - one long unsatisfying slog

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Sessions, Soho Theatre review – intense, but inconclusive

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